Fahrenheit 451 is reduced to an action flick in movie adaptation

Michael Shannon (left) and Michael B. Jordan turn up the heat on books in Fahrenheit 451.
Michael Shannon (left) and Michael B. Jordan turn up the heat on books in Fahrenheit 451.PHOTO: HBO

The adaptation of the dystopian novel fails to delve deep into its themes of censorship and conformity, reducing it to an action flick

FAHRENHEIT 451 (NC16)

100 minutes/Now showing on HBO/3.5 stars

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2018, with the headline 'A snuffed-out Fahrenheit 451'. Print Edition | Subscribe